: Palcorner Cannon vs Central Cannon
Red takes C2.4 or C8.6 as his first move.
This opening is named so because the cannon is located at the corner of
the palace. In ancient time, this type of opening is not recommenced since
it cannot eliminate the attack from central cannon. In 80s, it begun to
occur in some major tournaments. After some improvement by International
Grand Master Lee Lai Qun, it begun to draw the attention from the public.
The idea of palcorner cannon is, "defending
first before attacking". In tactic, it can turn to sandwich horse, single
horse or 5th & 6th cannons.
The area for opening is so wide and it
is very difficult to discuss one by one. The above openings that I introduce
is just some of the major openings. There are still many minor opening
like edge pawn opening, edge horse opening and so on. Each opening has
their own formation and for each formation, they have their own variation
I hope that from my tutorial, it can give
you some brief ideas on the opening game. After all, mastering the opening
game is a must for every beginner who wish to advance their skills.
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